Design © Pot Branding House. Photograph © V&A Museum

Saturday 19 November 2016 to Sunday 20 November 2016
Free, In partnership with V&A

Two days of fun and interactivity at the meeting point of art, creative technology and science. 

Digital Design Weekend is about the creativity of tech: from the perspectives of disabled people to the music of homemade synthesisers, from robotic hands to the things we can make with broken electronics.

Inspired by the annual Digital Design Weekend at London's V&A Museum, our remix brings the UK and Indonesian creatives together across several spaces in Jakarta's Old City, using the inspiration of the past to invent a better future.

Take a look at what's on over the weekend from 10.00-18.00 each day. 

Café Repair 

Bring along your damaged, broken old electronics and see them brought back to life – possibly as something else entirely  - by London’s Restart Project and Jakarta’s Make.do.nia  

Pop-up Synth Party 

Make music from waste and the most simple, everyday items at the pop-up synth party! Learn how to create your own music from home made electronics. 

Cardboard Corner

Kiswinar shows you how to reduce waste by making amazing things from old cardboard.  


Sentiment - Di Wiltshire

Sentiment is a sensory experience designed by Birmingham Open Media fellow artist Di Wiltshire (UK)

Sentiment gives audiences the opportunity to feel the emotions of others, using sounds and vibrations incorporated into a wearable vest (or ‘smart clothing’). 

The project was originally developed to test whether a person’s physiological data (such as heartbeat, EEG and perspiration) could be used to create a more physical connection between audience and artwork, particularly when dealing with traumatic subjects.

Sentiment has been specially re-designed for Indonesian audiences. A wearable device is concealed inside of a piece of clothing, and a virtual sound installation is created using special headphones. 

The original participants were asked forty questions such as “When was the last time you experienced kindness?” and “What is war?”  By moving in different directions, the wearer will trigger different voices and feel the participants’ emotional responses through physical sensations.

Gerobak Bioskop: Layar Inspirasi (19.00-21.00)

The best new British short films appear on a mobile cinema cart – see Gerobak Bioskop in Jakarta.

Blind and partially sighted audience members will be able to benefit from audio description to get a unique viewing experience. 

Virtual Reality Experiences 

Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness  

An interactive experience about the sensory and psychological experience of blindness, using Oculus technology, binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a ‘world beyond sight’.  

In My Shoes: Dancing With Myself 

A fusion of film, theatre, technology and empathy, In My Shoes tells the true story of artist Jane Gauntlett, her friends, strangers, and her epilepsy.   

Someone Come Find Me  

Watch the live-feed of Jakarta’s remix of Someone Come Find Me – see the messages that Indonesians are sending out to sea. 

Virtual Shadow Puppet 

 A wayang with a difference – see what happens when ancient storytelling meets motion capture technology – by Think Web.

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UK/Indonesia 2016-18